Janice Gill
9 min readDec 11, 2022


Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

How to Start a Vegetable Garden at Home (5 Simple Steps)

If you want to know how to start a vegetable garden at home with the least fuss, you are in the right place.

These 5 simple steps will get you started quickly and harvesting in days.

Yes, really, just days.

All the basics are explained but you can dig a little deeper by following the links.

So let’s create your new vegetable garden.

1. How to Choose the Perfect Spot for your Beginner Vegetable Garden

Beans, Peas and Spring Onions Photo by Janice Gill.

Choosing the right spot to grow vegetables is vital for your plants’ health with several factors to consider.


Choose a spot that is in full sun for as much of the day as possible (6 hours is good). Sunlight provides the energy for luscious growth, without it your plants may be weak and prone to disease.


Strong winds can be devastating, breaking stems and tearing roots. Choose a spot that benefits from the shelter of hedges or fences.


Slightly sloping is OK but flat is preferable. Water runs off slopes leaving the higher level dry and the lower level waterlogged.


Choose a space that is about 10 ft by 8 ft with room to move all around it. You will often kneel around the beds so bear this in mind. This will hold two raised beds at 6ft x 3ft.


Regular watering means a source close by is essential. You’ll soon get fed up carrying watering cans a long distance. I like to collect rainwater in a large butt located right next to my vegetable plot.

No Space, No worries

You can make use of your indoor window sills, balconies or patios by growing in pots. Tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, herbs and salads all grow well in pots. A large pot…



Janice Gill

Award winning Artist and Photographer still learning and evolving. Blogging the journey.